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When Tasers Fail (rebroadcast)
Dec 7 • 50 min
A Taser is supposed to help police resolve a situation without using their guns. But in police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly…
Building a Wall Out of Red Tape
Nov 30 • 51 min
Who qualifies for a visa? How much does it cost to become a U.S. citizen? Stories about the invisible barriers immigrants come up against when trying to apply for legal status. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Amazon: Behind the Smiles
Nov 23 • 50 min
Shop. Click. And the next day, your purchase is on your doorstep. Amazon has changed the face of shopping, but at a surprisingly high cost to its workers. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming soon, we look at what’s behind those smiling packages to…
Pushed out
Nov 20 • 10 min
Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked because youth incarceration reform focuses so much on boys. Reporter Ko Bragg explains how the cycle begins and what researchers hope will…
Development Arrested
Nov 16 • 50 min
**How does a seventh grader end up in solitary confinement in an adult jail? Reporter Ko Bragg takes us to Mississippi to learn about a set of laws that automatically send kids into the adult legal system for certain crimes. ** Don’t miss out on the next…
The Secret List of Convicted Cops
Nov 9 • 50 min
A reporter is threatened with prosecution, an officer outruns his past, and our host sits down with the president of the largest U.S. association of police officers to ask the question: When police officers misbehave, why does it stay secret? ** *Don’t…
Pardon Me (Rebroadcast)
Nov 2 • 51 min
As the House of Representatives continues its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, we go back in time to the Nixon administration, when the threat of impeachment and a presidential pardon changed the course of history. We then examine the…
The Lynching of Thomas Finch
Oct 26 • 50 min
In 1936, an unarmed black man was killed by an Atlanta police officer who later became leader of the Ku Klux Klan. We explore why the city doesn’t recognize the case as a lynching. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter…
Homewreckers
Oct 19 • 51 min
After the housing bust, a group of men profited by destroying the American dream of homeownership for hundreds of thousands of families. On Reveal, we learn how these Homewreckers — many of whom are close to President Donald Trump — did it and meet a…
Losing ground (rebroadcast)
Oct 12 • 50 min
In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty years later, the USDA foreclosed on the property and evicted him. Reveal investigates his claim that he was discriminated against…
Catch a Killer With Your DNA
Oct 5 • 50 min
Genetic genealogy is a powerful crime-solving tool that combines DNA science with family tree research. Where will it take us – a crime-free world or a dark dystopia? ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.*
Commander-in-Tweet
Sep 28 • 50 min
These days, a presidential tweet can dictate the news cycle for days on end. But is it driving us to distraction? Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
America’s Drug War, Revealed (rebroadcast)
Sep 21 • 51 min
How a baggie of crack cocaine packed with fear, distortion and misconceptions, and one presidential address in the 1980s, helped shape the war on drugs. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Scuttling Science
Sep 14 • 50 min
Advisory panels slashed, environmental regulations rolled back – how the Trump administration uses questionable science to justify its policies. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The Right to Boycott (rebroadcast)
Sep 7 • 50 min
“It is wrong to boycott Israel” is a bipartisan message. But is banning the boycott a violation of First Amendment rights? Also, the story of a man who is trying to boycott Israel while living under Israeli occupation. And the story of Captain Boycott,…
Farm Wars (Rebroadcast)
Aug 31 • 50 min
The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country. Plus, honeybee rustling in California’s almond groves. Lastly, sulfur and its link to asthma in children. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Year of Return
Aug 24 • 51 min
Four hundred years ago, English pirates brought enslaved Africans to America’s shores. We reflect on how the legacy of slavery has reverberated through the generations to the present. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter…
The Cost of School Choice
Aug 17 • 50 min
Dominique Martin was thrilled to get a state-funded voucher to send her daughter to private school. We go to Louisiana to investigate the cost of school choice. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Bundyville Revealed
Aug 10 • 51 min
**A bombing in rural Nevada you’ve probably never heard of. A plot to blow up a government building. Reveal teams up with the podcast series, Bundyville, produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and Longreads, to see what happened to rancher Cliven Bundy’s…
Harpooned by Facebook
Aug 3 • 51 min
As smart devices become a bigger and bigger part of our lives, we look at how Facebook and other companies gather information about their users and turn it into profits. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Lasting Impact (rebroadcast)
Jul 27 • 51 min
In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
In Harm’s Way
Jul 20 • 49 min
The federal government is quietly expanding its use of “tender age” shelters for migrant kids. We’ll tell you what we know. Then, we revisit a story from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, looking at how Jesuit priests got away with sexually abusing…
Silencing Science (Rebroadcast)
Jul 13 • 51 min
President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has downplayed the science of climate change and sought to silence scientists working for the federal government.* * Don’t miss out on the next big…
Pardon Me
Jul 6 • 50 min
Presidential pardons grab the headlines each time Donald Trump grants clemency to a controversial person. We tell the untold story of a pardons system that is completely broken, leaving a backlog of 13,000 applications, and a pardon attorney’s office…
The Military’s Deadliest Helicopter (Rebroadcast)
Jun 29 • 50 min
How did one helicopter become the deadliest aircraft in the US military? To find out, Reveal partners with Investigative Studios, the production arm of the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of…
Cops on a Crime Spree (Rebroadcast)
Jun 22 • 50 min
They belonged to an elite police task force charged with getting guns off Baltimore’s streets. Instead, the plainclothes cops roamed the city, robbing people on the street, breaking into homes to steal money and drugs, and planting evidence on their…
Hate is all around you
Jun 15 • 50 min
In the second part of Reveal’s series about hate, we look at how racism and white supremacy are institutionalized in America. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Hate in the homeland
Jun 8 • 50 min
This episode surveys the state of the hate movement in America, focusing on how hate groups are spreading their message and winning converts. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
To the ends of the Earth
Jun 1 • 50 min
We travel the globe, from bottom to top, to confront the growing threats from climate change.**** Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The City – Revealed (Rebroadcast)
May 25 • 50 min
A giant, mysterious illegal dump in Chicago was part of a federal investigation that brought down a dozen corrupt politicians, but it left neighborhood residents angry and feeling used. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal…
The Unpaid Cost of Elder Care
May 18 • 51 min
Residential care homes seem like the perfect place for Mom or Grandpa to live out their golden years, but their home-like facades are hiding rampant wage theft and exploitation of caregivers. Reveal’s Jen Gollan takes us into her investigation of the…
When Tasers Fail
May 11 • 50 min
A Taser is supposed to help police resolve a situation without using their guns. But in police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly…
Monumental Lies (Rebroadcast)
May 4 • 50 min
Myths of the Civil War and slavery are being kept alive at Confederate monuments, where visitors hear stories of “benevolent slave owners” and enslaved people “contented with their lot.” Plus, an artist finds herself in the middle of the creation of New…
America’s Drug War, Revealed
Apr 27 • 51 min
How a baggie of crack cocaine packed with fear, distortion and misconceptions, and one presidential address in the 1980s, helped shape the war on drugs. * *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Farm Wars
Apr 20 • 50 min
The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country. Plus, honeybee rustling in California’s almond groves. Lastly, sulfur and its link to asthma in children. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Flood Thy Neighbor (Rebroadcast)
Apr 13 • 50 min
Some people who live along the Mississippi River are willing to do anything to keep their homes and farms safe from flooding – even if it means inundating their own neighbors. This week, we team up with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters have set…
Trans National Migration
Apr 6 • 50 min
We meet an immigration judge who rejected nearly every asylum case that came before her, then follow a transgender woman as she tries to claim asylum. Finally, we go to Turkey, where young Afghan women are trying to leave their past behind. Don’t miss out…
Captain Boycott
Apr 4 • 15 min
Before there were boycotts, there was Captain Boycott. Meet the man who gave name to a new kind of protest. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The Right to Boycott
Mar 30 • 37 min
“It is wrong to boycott Israel” is a bipartisan message. But is banning the boycott a violation of First Amendment rights? Also, the story of a man who is trying to boycott Israel while living under Israeli occupation. Don’t miss out on the next big…
Behind Trump’s Energy Dominance (Rebroadcast)
Mar 23 • 50 min
Reveal received a secret recording of oil industry executives rejoicing over the “unprecedented access” they have to David Bernhardt, the No. 2 official at the Interior Department. President Donald Trump has nominated Bernhardt to the top slot at the…
Pizzagate: A Slice of Fake News (Rebroadcast)
Mar 16 • 50 min
A journey into the world of right-wing Twitter trolls, pro-Trump political operatives and fake-news profiteers from St. Louis to Macedonia, to answer one big question: How did America become a post-truth country? Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get…
Bitter Custody
Mar 9 • 50 min
A controversial theory about child abuse is swaying family court judges to award custody to parents accused of harming kids. We trace the origins of “parental alienation.” ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.*
A Desperate Bargain
Mar 2 • 50 min
Parents are forced to give up custody to get their children medical and psychological treatments. Also, a Trump administration practice forces parents to risk deportation in order to claim their kids from government shelters. Don’t miss out on the next…
The red line: Racial disparities in lending (Rebroadcast)
Feb 23 • 50 min
It’s been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back for some Americans, but not for others. In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones. On this episode of Reveal, we…
Five Years on Nauru
Feb 16 • 50 min
Children refusing to eat, talk, or even drink water. A surreal mental illness sweeps across families stuck in an Australian immigrant detention camp on a tiny island nation in the South Pacific. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal…
Lasting Impact
Feb 9 • 50 min
In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback. ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.*
When They Took My Son (rebroadcast)
Feb 2 • 50 min
We examine the stories of two families separated in 2018 at the U.S.-Mexico border and how what happened to them matches up with what the government said was supposed to happen. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The Mystery of Mountain Jane Doe (rebroadcast)
Jan 26 • 50 min
Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks to…
The Military’s Deadliest Helicopter
Jan 19 • 50 min
How did one helicopter become the deadliest aircraft in the US military? To find out, Reveal partners with Investigative Studios, the production arm of the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of…
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks (rebroadcast)
Jan 12 • 50 min
In 1971, a 22-year-old journalist named Robert Rosenthal got a call from his boss at The New York Times. He told him to go to room 1111 of the Hilton Hotel, bring enough clothes for at least a month and not tell anyone. Don’t miss out on the next big…
Silencing Science
Jan 5 • 50 min
President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has downplayed the science of climate change and sought to silence scientists working for the federal government. Don’t miss out on the next big story.…
Take No Prisoners (rebroadcast)
Dec 29, 2018 • 50 min
In the carnage that followed the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, there was one incident that top military commanders hoped would be concealed. It’s the story of an American war crime nearly forgotten to history. **Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get…
The City (Revealed)
Dec 22, 2018 • 51 min
A giant mysterious illegal dump in Chicago was part of a federal investigation that brought down a dozen corrupt politicians, but it left neighborhood residents angry and feeling used. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter…
Sins of the Fathers
Dec 15, 2018 • 51 min
In Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, the Catholic church had a problem with Jesuit priests sexually abusing children. The church’s first solution was to send the priests to remote Native villages, but there they continued to abuse. So the church tried…
Monumental Lies
Dec 8, 2018 • 54 min
Myths of the Civil War and slavery are being kept alive at Confederate monuments, where visitors hear stories of “benevolent slave owners” and enslaved people “contented with their lot.” We team up with The Investigative Fund and discover how public money…
Al Letson Reveals: Jerome Corsi
Dec 3, 2018 • 8 min
Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Trial and terror (rebroadcast)
Dec 1, 2018 • 51 min
The recent killing of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue refocused the nation’s attention on right-wing extremist terrorists. Meanwhile, the Trump administration points to radical Islam as the bigger threat to security. On this episode of Reveal, we…
Burning Hotter and Faster
Nov 24, 2018 • 50 min
Half of California’s 10 worst wildfires have struck in the last two years. We look at the recent Camp Fire, which is the deadliest and most destructive in state history. And we revisit an investigation from earlier this year looking at how extreme…
Case Cleared (Part 2)
Nov 17, 2018 • 50 min
He seemed to confess to the crime, twice to his ex-girlfriend, once to police. But prosecutors never charged him. The reasons why show how rape myths continue to influence how justice is meted out in America. Reported in partnership with Newsy and…
Case Cleared (Part 1)
Nov 10, 2018 • 51 min
When police closed the rape case against Bryan Kind, they made it look like it had been solved. But he never was arrested – or even charged. We team up with Newsy and ProPublica to investigate how police across the country make it seem like they’re…
Working Through the Pain at Tesla
Nov 3, 2018 • 50 min
After being called out for hiding worker injuries at its factory, Tesla decides to double down. Plus, a report card on diversity in Silicon Valley. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Coming Soon: Working Through the Pain at Tesla
Nov 1, 2018 • 2 min
After being called out for hiding worker injuries at its factory, Tesla doubles down. Hear a sneak preview of our latest investigation.
The Storm After the Storm
Oct 27, 2018 • 51 min
Doctors in Puerto Rico are outraged at the government’s unexpected decision to declare the Zika crisis over in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Plus, communities in Houston and North Carolina struggle to put their homes and lives back together. Don’t…
Coming Soon: The Storm After the Storm
Oct 25, 2018 • 2 min
2017 was the worst hurricane season on record. A year later, we look at how Hurricane Harvey has made it almost impossible for people to find affordable housing in Houston. Listen to a sneak preview of this Saturday’s episode.
Who Gets to Vote?
Oct 20, 2018 • 50 min
Approaching 2018’s midterms, the country has its eyes locked on Georgia’s governor’s race. It’s a close contest between Stacey Abrams, a former state congresswoman who could become the first-ever black female governor in America and Brian Kemp, a…
Coming Soon: Who Gets to Vote?
Oct 18, 2018 • 2 min
Get a sneak preview of Saturday’s show where we investigate voter suppression ahead of the midterm elections. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Hunting the Ghost Fleet (rebroadcast)
Oct 13, 2018 • 51 min
We hike through the jungles of El Salvador to find an elusive fleet of shark-fishing boats implicated in overfishing and possible human trafficking. Then we join a UN mission to intercept a crewmember from one of those boats who might be a victim of human…
10 Years or Life
Oct 6, 2018 • 50 min
An accused man faces an impossible choice in New Orleans. Plus, a new district attorney in Philadelphia sets out to undo the work of those who came before him. From reporters Eve Abrams and Laura Starecheski, and editor Catherine Winter.
When They Took My Son
Sep 29, 2018 • 50 min
A 6-year-old child sleeps in a vacant office building, surrounded by strangers. An infant is taken from his breastfeeding mother. We examine the stories of two families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and how what happened to them matches up with what…
Coming Soon: When They Took My Son
Sep 27, 2018 • 2 min
At 7 years old, Wilson was taken from his mother as part of the Trump administration’s policy of family separation this summer. Our next show tells you what happened to him.
Never Meet Your (Super) Heroes
Sep 22, 2018 • 50 min
There’s a new battlefield in the culture wars: comic books. The alt-right now has gotten in the business, led by a buxom, Confederate flag-waving superhero named Rebel and a white vigilante who turns immigrants over to ICE. Don’t miss out on the next big…
Misconceptions (rebroadcast)
Sep 15, 2018 • 49 min
Desperate to have a child, a couple puts its trust in a fertility clinic that promises more than it can deliver. They enter a world where some clinics take unnecessary risks to make them look far more successful than they are in reality. From reporter…
The Messy Truth About Victim Compensation
Sep 8, 2018 • 50 min
Victim compensation funds are supposed to help victims of crime cover lost wages or funeral expenses. But Reveal teamed up with The Marshall Project and discovered that in some states, African Americans are disproportionately hurt by rules on how that…
Flood Thy Neighbor
Sep 1, 2018 • 50 min
Some people who live along the Mississippi River are willing to do anything to keep their homes and farms safe from flooding – even if it means inundating their own neighbors. This week, we team up with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters have set…
How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme? (rebroadcast)
Aug 25, 2018 • 50 min
*This show was originally broadcast February 3, 2018. *It’s been ten years since former NASDAQ chairman Bernie Madoff was arrested for committing one of the largest financial crimes in U.S. history. For decades he ran a Ponzi scheme from a secret office…
Across the Desert and the Sea (rebroadcast)
Aug 18, 2018 • 51 min
African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we trace their journey…
No place to run (rebroadcast)
Aug 11, 2018 • 51 min
In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving many without a safe place to live. Foster children often end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment…
Trapped: Abuse and Neglect in Private Care
Aug 4, 2018 • 50 min
Deep in the backroads of central Florida, hidden between trees dripping with Spanish moss, sits the campus of an infamous center for the developmentally disabled. Its story shows what can happen when families have nowhere else to find care for their loved…
Take No Prisoners: Inside a WWII American War Crime
Jul 28, 2018 • 50 min
In December 1944, Adolf Hitler surprised the Allies with a secret counterattack through the Ardennes forest, known today as the Battle of the Bulge. In the carnage that followed, there was one incident that top military commanders hoped would be…
Poisoned, Ignored and Evicted: The Perils of Living With Lead (rebroadcast)
Jul 21, 2018 • 50 min
Old paint, old pipes and demolition dust often are sources of toxic lead. It’s a poison known to cause neurological damage in children. For adults, new science shows lead exposure increases the risk of heart disease. Reveal investigates the lurking threat…
Behind Trump’s Energy Dominance
Jul 14, 2018 • 50 min
President Donald Trump has pledged allegiance to what he calls America’s “energy dominance.” This is good news for the oil and gas industry. We examine what this means for Alaskan villagers coping with climate change, Native American artifacts in Utah and…
Families Splintered Apart, by Government and by Storms
Jul 7, 2018 • 50 min
This week, we continue our ongoing investigation into what happens to immigrant children after they’re detained by the U.S. government. Our latest story investigates a vacant office building being used by a defense contractor to house children. Then, we…
Hunting the Ghost Fleet
Jun 30, 2018 • 50 min
This week’s episode of Reveal investigates shark fishing in Central America and a U.S.-based seafood company that claims to be a model of sustainability. We start in the jungles of El Salvador, where reporter Sarah Blaskey and photojournalist Ben…
Al Letson Reveals: Pussy Riot
Jun 28, 2018 • 12 min
Far from the World Cup stadium cheers, a prisoner held in Russia is six weeks into a hunger strike. Reveal host Al Letson talks with Masha Alyokhina, a founding member of the Russian feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot, about the efforts to free Oleg…
Ripped Apart: Families Separated at the Border
Jun 23, 2018 • 51 min
President Donald Trump said he was ending family separation at the border this week. But we’ve stayed on the story, investigating the issues that remain: children being drugged at migrant shelters, asylum-seekers being denied at ports of entry and the…
Losing ground (rebroadcast)
Jun 16, 2018 • 50 min
This episode was originally broadcast July 1, 2017. Picture an American farmer. Chances are, the farmer you’re imagining is white – more than 9 out of 10 American farmers today are. But historically, African Americans played a huge role in agriculture.…
Reveal Answers Your Questions About Immigration
Jun 9, 2018 • 51 min
Last fall, we threw out a simple question after a show about U.S. immigration policies: What do you wish you knew about immigration? Across the country, listeners responded with hundreds of text messages – from small towns in Iowa, Colorado and…
Cops on a Crime Spree
Jun 2, 2018 • 53 min
Baltimore’s police department was already notorious. But this year, eight former police officers were convicted on federal racketeering charges stemming from an FBI investigation. They belonged to an elite task force charged with getting guns off the…
Inside a Rehab Empire
May 31, 2018 • 26 min
The collision of the opioid epidemic with criminal justice reform has created a boom for the rehab industry. Those with wealth and insurance often are able to pay thousands of dollars for private long-term programs. But the less fortunate have become easy…
What cops aren’t learning (rebroadcast)
May 26, 2018 • 51 min
Some police departments are embracing a set of tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis and use words instead of weapons. But this…
Across the Desert and the Sea
May 19, 2018 • 50 min
African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we bring you one…
Reveal Presents: The View from Room 205
May 12, 2018 • 51 min
In 2014, WBEZ Chicago reporter Linda Lutton followed a class of fourth-graders at William Penn Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side. She wanted to explore a big idea that’s at the heart of the American dream: Can public schools be the great equalizer…
More to the Story: Wildfires
May 9, 2018 • 19 min
Reveal revisits our investigation into California’s deadliest wildfires. Last October, more than 170 fires ripped across Northern California, burning more than 9,000 buildings, causing millions of dollars in damage and killing 44 people. Along with our…
More to the Story: Redlining
May 5, 2018 • 17 min
Reveal digs deep – and gets results. By mining data from 31 million records, we discovered a pattern of routine mortgage loan denials to applicants of color in more than 60 U.S. metropolitan areas. Our story led to attorneys generals’ investigations and…
Institutions of Higher Earning (rebroadcast)
Apr 28, 2018 • 51 min
Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for their…
Trumping Hate
Apr 21, 2018 • 50 min
There’s been a lot of conversation about whether Donald Trump has inspired a new wave of hate in America. Reveal reporter Will Carless set out to understand the president’s role in hundreds of hate incidents across the country, with help from the…
Tesla and Beyond: Hidden Problems of Silicon Valley
Apr 14, 2018 • 50 min
Tech companies in Silicon Valley are under the microscope for not living up to their idealistic pledges to save the world. On this week’s episode of Reveal, we investigate companies on the cutting edge that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned…
Trump’s Mystery Mansion
Apr 12, 2018 • 12 min
In 2008, a small-time scam artist transferred a Beverly Hills mansion to Donald Trump for $0. Reveal reporters Lance Williams and Matt Smith tried to figure out why. The people involved in the deal say it was all a mistake. Real estate experts have never…
Checking into President Trump’s Washington DC Hotel
Apr 7, 2018 • 50 min
In 2016, the Justice Department alleged that Malaysian officials stole billions of dollars from their people and funneled some of it through the United States. Reveal teamed up with Washington D.C.’s public radio station, WAMU, to dig into one of the…
Full of Lead: How Bullets are Poisoning Eagles
Apr 4, 2018 • 14 min
Lead – the toxic metal used for years in paint, plumbing, mining and more – still poisons people in all kinds of ways. Lead also kills wildlife when animals scavenge carcasses shot with lead bullets and left behind by hunters. Eagles and condors are not…
Poisoned, ignored and evicted: The perils of living with lead
Mar 31, 2018 • 39 min
The toxic water of Flint, Michigan, reminded us that lead is a very persistent poison. This week, Reveal investigates the lurking threat of lead from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming. Hear how contractors help one another cut corners…
Where criminals get their guns (rebroadcast)
Mar 24, 2018 • 51 min
Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In other places, they’re getting them from the police themselves, as cash-strapped departments sell their used…
The kids aren’t all right (rebroadcast)
Mar 17, 2018 • 51 min
Federal law requires colleges and universities to track and disclose sexual assaults on campus. It’s different for kindergarten through 12th grade, where there are no similar requirements for cases involving assaults between students. In elementary,…
Built to Burn
Mar 14, 2018 • 17 min
Last year, California had its deadliest and most destructive wildfire season in recorded history. No fire killed more people or burned down more buildings than the Tubbs Fire. Reveal investigates what made the Tubbs Fire so devastating by delving into the…
Warning System Down: California’s Deadliest Fires
Mar 10, 2018 • 35 min
Wildfires raged across Northern California in October, burning through the state’s famed Napa and Sonoma wine regions. In all, more than 170 blazes ripped across an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Scores awoke to flames at their doors,…
Video: Atomic vets
Mar 8, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans took part in nuclear tests after World War II, and into the Cold War. Many of these vets suffer long-term health issues including lung problems and cancer, and many haven’t received compensation for their injuries…
Deja Nuke: Return of the Nuclear Threat
Mar 3, 2018 • 51 min
With the threat of nuclear war once again a part of the national conversation, Reveal looks at nuclear threats both foreign and domestic. This episode takes listeners to Iran and finds out what life is actually like inside North Korea. As the Trump…
My Town, Chi-Town
Feb 24, 2018 • 50 min
Chicago is experiencing a reversal of the great migration that propelled African Americans northward in search of opportunity in the first half of the 20th century. Since 2000, a quarter-million black Chicagoans have left. The reasons include decades of…
The red line: Racial disparities in lending
Feb 17, 2018 • 50 min
It’s been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back. Not everyone is getting a fair shot at getting a loan. In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones – even when…
Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system (rebroadcast)
Feb 10, 2018 • 51 min
The scandal around USA Gymnastics and former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar is shining a spotlight on the sexual abuse of young athletes. This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the coach she says abused her decades…
How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme?
Feb 3, 2018 • 50 min
Bernard Madoff may be a fading memory from the past, but for reporter Steve Fishman, the fallen financier’s story holds lessons for today. Madoff masterminded one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, duping thousands of investors out of tens of…
Too Many Pills
Jan 27, 2018 • 51 min
On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the opioid epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of how a DEA insider and his team of lawyers and investigators tried to stop drug distribution companies from…
#MeToo: Rape on the Night Shift
Jan 20, 2018 • 51 min
The #MeToo movement has swept from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. The careers of powerful men ended as women spoke out against workplace harassment and assault. On this episode of Reveal, we look at what happens when the people involved aren’t celebrities or…
The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe (rebroadcast)
Jan 13, 2018 • 51 min
Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks to…
Video: Fought for, Forgotten
Jan 11, 2018
This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking.…
The Tide is High
Jan 6, 2018 • 51 min
The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come. In this hour, Reveal goes to…
A Revealing Year
Dec 30, 2017 • 51 min
Reveal has had a busy year – our team has chased stories from Oklahoma to Bermuda. We exposed a rehab program that provides labor at a chicken processing plant that’s been called a slave camp and followed the money trail of the Paradise Papers, leaked…
Fire and Justice
Dec 23, 2017 • 51 min
In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether…
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks
Dec 16, 2017 • 51 min
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections seems to yield a new bombshell every week. Amid such high-profile revelations, we revisit a decades-old story that echoes to this day among the powerful in the…
Institutions of Higher Earning
Dec 9, 2017 • 51 min
Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for their…
Video: Based on a True Story
Dec 7, 2017
This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. The…
Where criminals get their guns
Dec 2, 2017 • 51 min
Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In other places, they’re getting them from the police themselves, as cash-strapped departments sell their used…
Video: Until Something is Done
Nov 30, 2017
This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. In the…
Her own devices: Is a contraceptive implant making us sick?
Nov 25, 2017 • 51 min
In Texas, women with limited access to abortions are traveling across the border to find a drug that will induce miscarriages. In Mississippi, anti-abortion groups are opening crisis pregnancy centers across from abortion clinics to persuade women to keep…
Pizzagate: A slice of fake news
Nov 18, 2017 • 50 min
On this episode of Reveal, we look at #Pizzagate. This story takes us into the world of right-wing Twitter trolls, pro-Trump political operatives and fake-news profiteers from St. Louis to Macedonia. Reveal unravels how this conspiracy theory spread and…
Video: Grieving in a Fishbowl
Nov 16, 2017
This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. After a…
Losing ground
Nov 11, 2017 • 51 min
In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty years later, the USDA foreclosed on the property and evicted him. Reveal investigates his claim that he was discriminated against…
The Paradise Papers
Nov 5, 2017 • 62 min
Remember the Panama Papers? It was a massive 2015 document leak that exposed a system in which offshore companies enable crime and corruption. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that followed, led by The International Consortium of Investigative…
A Divided Road
Nov 1, 2017
Shortly after President Donald Trump’s election, two friends, Lauren and Martina, decided to provide free legal aid to people living in the country without permission. They left their home in New York and traveled across the country by van to meet people…
Inside Trump’s Immigration Crackdown
Oct 28, 2017 • 51 min
Beyond the planned border wall and limits on new refugees, the federal government wants tighter restrictions on immigration to this country. On this episode of Reveal, we examine efforts throughout the U.S. to deport migrants faster, detain them longer…
Heroin Diaries
Oct 26, 2017 • 15 min
On this special episode of Reveal, reporter Jack Rodolico in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio brings us an intimate look at the people affected by the opioid epidemic. On May 22, 2015, Daniel Couzins died of a fentanyl overdose at 31. Couzins,…
Too Many Pills
Oct 21, 2017 • 31 min
On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the flow of millions and millions of pills that fuelled the national painkiller epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of a DEA insider who tried to stop drug…
Recovering from Rehab
Oct 19, 2017
In 2010, Brad McGahey was sentenced to a year in prison for buying a stolen horse trailer. But when he went before a judge, he was told he was going to carry out his sentence by working instead, through a program called CAAIR, or Christian Alcoholics &…
Access Denied: The Fight for Public Education
Oct 14, 2017 • 51 min
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants parents to have the ultimate choice of where their children go to school – public or private – and taxpayers to make it possible. This week, Reveal examines how DeVos might funnel federal education dollars toward…
Al Letson Reveals: The fight to end affirmative action in higher education
Oct 12, 2017 • 19 min
President Trump’s Department of Justice is investigating claims that Harvard is discriminating against Asian American students in its admissions program. Harvard has been accused of capping the number of Asian American students to make room for other…
All work. No pay. Life at a rehab work camp.
Oct 7, 2017 • 51 min
Desperate to reduce crowding in jails and prisons, court systems all over the country are trying diversion – alternatives to putting offenders behind bars. On today’s Reveal, we peek behind the good intentions and uneven results. — To explore more…
Before Prison
Oct 5, 2017
In 2013, Robyn Allen received a 20-year sentence for trafficking in illegal drugs. She says she sold methamphetamine to support her family after a back injury left her without work. But the reasons Allen started using the drug run much deeper. In spite of…
Does the Time Fit the Crime?
Sep 30, 2017 • 51 min
The number of women in U.S. prisons and jails has increased more than 700 percent since 1980. And for 25 years, Oklahoma has led the nation in locking up women. This week on Reveal, we look at the causes behind this spike. To explore more reporting, visit…
Street fight: A new wave of political violence
Sep 23, 2017 • 51 min
A few weeks ago, Reveal host Al Letson jumped in to protect someone who was being attacked by counter-protesters in Berkeley, California. We found the man behind the attack. He says he’s a member of antifa and is taking the fight to white nationalists. We…
The rise of the new German right
Sep 16, 2017 • 51 min
In just a few days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new government in an election that feels strangely familiar. For decades, Germany’s elections have been subdued and predictable, but this campaign cycle has seen a rise of fake news, hate…
Running from cops (rebroadcast)
Sep 9, 2017 • 51 min
In cities across America, black men are on the run. On April 4, 2015, in South Carolina, Walter Scott was killed while running away from a police officer. Eight days later, Freddie Gray ran from police in Baltimore. He was caught and later died in…
The perfect storm
Sep 2, 2017 • 50 min
Hurricane Harvey brought unprecedented rain and destruction to Houston, and it likely will take years for the city to recover. In the aftermath of the storm, we get an eyewitness account of what residents are experiencing from Reveal’s Neena Satija. Then…
Rise of a movement
Aug 28, 2017 • 15 min
While covering Sunday’s “Rally Against Hate” in Berkeley, California, today, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by a group of protesters. The man was balled up on the ground, fending off blows from several people. Al jumped in front of…
Follow the money: Citizen sleuths investigate
Aug 26, 2017 • 17 min
How much is President Donald Trump worth? And is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions? Reveal is teaming up with the Center for Public Integrity to investigate those questions. We’ve created a database listing all the assets…
Hate on the march: white nationalism in the Trump era
Aug 19, 2017 • 51 min
In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come under fire for not immediately and clearly condemning American racists. It’s not the first time. Trump and…
The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe
Aug 12, 2017 • 52 min
Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks to…
No country for sanctuary seekers
Aug 5, 2017 • 51 min
President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw federal money from jurisdictions that do not help immigration agents find and deport people living illegally in this country. This week, we look into places that offer sanctuary to those immigrants – and…
Her own devices: Is a contraceptive implant making us sick?
Jul 29, 2017 • 51 min
In Texas, women with limited access to abortions are traveling across the border to find a drug that will induce miscarriages. In Mississippi, anti-abortion groups are opening crisis pregnancy centers across from abortion clinics to persuade women to keep…
Deadly waters
Jul 22, 2017 • 51 min
The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts.…
No where to run
Jul 15, 2017 • 51 min
In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving them without a safe place to live. Many end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment services. This…
Al Letson Reveals: Roger Stone
Jul 13, 2017 • 22 min
President Donald Trump has been in office for six months. On this week’s podcast special, Reveal host Al Letson speaks with someone who helped get him there – Roger Stone. Stone is a former campaign adviser to Trump and helped set the tone of the 2016…
The smuggler (rebroadcast)
Jul 8, 2017 • 50 min
In 2015 French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. Then one day, one refugee asked for his help. Raphael followed his moral compass… which led him on the journey of a lifetime. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or…
Losing ground
Jul 1, 2017 • 50 min
In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the USDA. Twenty years later, the USDA foreclosed on the property and evicted him. Reveal investigates his claim that he was discriminated against because of his race. To…
Trial and terror
Jun 24, 2017 • 51 min
President Donald Trump has used the threat of foreign-born terrorists to justify his travel ban – but since 9/11, nearly every terrorist attack in the United States has come from within. On this episode of Reveal, we investigate which domestic terror…
America’s ring of fire
Jun 17, 2017 • 50 min
Last fall, Reveal reporters predicted that wildfires would spread to new parts of the country, and to more densely populated areas. Now, we revisit that hour with a new story about Kansas, a state that’s battling not only wildfires, but also significant…
After the bubble burst
Jun 10, 2017 • 51 min
America’s housing bust created both winners and losers – and homeowners have been the biggest losers. Last year, the rate of homeownership in the U.S. hit its lowest point since the 1960s. So who are the winners? This episode of Reveal takes you into the…
Is Egg Donation Safe?
Jun 8, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Schneider lost her 31-year-old daughter, Jessica Wing, to colon cancer in 2003. To this day, Schneider wonders whether there was a link between her daughter being a three-time egg donor and her diagnosis the tumors that were eventually found…
Misconceptions
Jun 3, 2017 • 51 min
This week, we’re trying an experiment that will give you a little something extra while you’re listening. To get started text “Hey Al” to 202-873-8325. The world’s first “test tube baby” turns 40 next year. As she’s grown up, so has the medical specialty…
The kids aren’t all right
May 27, 2017 • 51 min
Federal law requires colleges and universities to track and disclose sexual assaults on campus. It’s different for kindergarten through 12th grade, where there are no similar requirements for cases involving assaults between students. In elementary,…
The man inside: Four months as a prison guard
May 22, 2017 • 51 min
The government’s back in business with private prisons. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed the Obama-era decision to phase out federal use of corporate-run prisons. On this episode, Reveal revisits an hour with Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer…
Video: One year at Standing Rock
May 18, 2017
Jasilyn Charger was one of the first people to set up camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in April 2016. Along with youth from neighboring tribes, the then-19-year-old helped raise awareness about construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline by…
Standing Rock and beyond
May 13, 2017 • 51 min
The oil protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation drew national attention. On Reveal, we team up with Inside Energy to go behind the scenes and meet the young people who started the fight. This upcoming hour looks at how those protests put at-risk…
What cops aren’t learning
May 6, 2017 • 51 min
Some police departments are embracing a set of tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis and use words instead of weapons. But this…
Running from cops
Apr 29, 2017 • 51 min
In cities across America, black men are on the run. On April 4, 2015, in South Carolina, Walter Scott was killed while running away from a police officer. Eight days later, Freddie Gray ran from police in Baltimore. He was caught and later died in…
Russia’s new scapegoats
Apr 22, 2017 • 50 min
In light of recent reports about Chechnya’s anti-gay kidnappings, torture and killings, Reveal revisits stories that expose what it’s like to be gay in Russia. Right now, hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on a daily basis on Russian TV…
Toxic burden
Apr 15, 2017 • 51 min
At a time when environmental protections are under more threats than ever, Reveal visits minority communities facing toxic burdens. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our reporting. Follow us on Facebook at fb.com/ThisIsReveal and on Twitter @reveal.…
Al Letson Reveals: The color of feminism
Apr 13, 2017 • 15 min
From women’s 19th-century fight for the right to vote to the Women’s March this year, racism has affected feminist movements. In this podcast special, Al Letson recalls the #BlackWomenAtWork stories that went viral recently and talks with Kimberly Foster,…
If you can’t afford a lawyer
Apr 8, 2017 • 50 min
If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes is saying no. His office doesn’t have enough money or time to do a good…
The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe
Apr 1, 2017 • 51 min
Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks to…
Against their will
Mar 25, 2017 • 51 min
Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaboration…
Al Letson Reveals: Former NATO official imagines war with Russia
Mar 23, 2017 • 10 min
Since President Donald Trump took office, we’ve heard plenty about Russia. Some have said tensions with the country could lead to conflict – even another world war. In this podcast special, Al Letson talks to former top NATO commander Richard Shirreff,…
Richard Spencer’s cotton farms
Mar 18, 2017 • 50 min
On this episode of Reveal, three stories of men are at the center of controversy. He’s been punched on the streets of Washington, D.C., and kicked out of a major conservative political gathering, and yet white nationalist Richard Spencer has left Montana…
The smuggler
Mar 11, 2017 • 51 min
In 2015, French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. On the border with Italy, he met desperate families turned away by his country. Then one family asked Krafft for his help crossing the border. As a journalist, he was supposed…
Al Letson Reveals: Sebastian Gorka on America
Mar 9, 2017 • 13 min
This week, Reveal host Al Letson speaks to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. Usually, Gorka is sent out by the White House to discuss threats outside the U.S. In this special podcast, he and Al discuss domestic issues. Gorka…
Up against the wall
Mar 4, 2017 • 51 min
President Donald Trump wants to build a wall between America and Mexico. Hundreds of miles of border fence are already in place, but most of the nearly 2,000-mile stretch is uncovered. This episode of Reveal explores the political, logistical and…
Al Letson Reveals: Vicente Fox on Trump’s wall
Mar 2, 2017 • 18 min
Many people have strong feelings about President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is among the most outspoken. In this podcast special, host Al Letson digs into whether Fox doesn’t like…
The religious freedom loophole
Feb 25, 2017 • 51 min
America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children? We revisit an hour of Reveal that explores the tricky territory of…
School haze
Feb 18, 2017 • 51 min
Across the country, thousands of public schools are within 500 feet of pollution-choked roads like highways and truck routes. Next time on Reveal, we investigate the high levels of exhaust surrounding U.S. schools and how the bad air is affecting the…
Video: In Sickness and in Health
Feb 16, 2017
John Williams Jr.’s life changed irrevocably in 2014 when he was in a horrific crane accident while working at a VT Halter shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Williams, an experienced crane operator, lost part of his skull, his vision and his…
Deadly waters
Feb 11, 2017 • 51 min
The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts.…
Trial by fire
Feb 4, 2017 • 50 min
In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether…
Split down the middle
Jan 28, 2017 • 51 min
At a time when Donald Trump is assuming leadership of a divided nation, Reveal heads to Jacksonville, Florida, one of the most divided cities in America. We look at policing, immigration, education and other issues through the eyes of people with very…
Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system
Jan 21, 2017 • 50 min
This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the man she says abused her decades earlier. Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he still…
Water wars
Jan 14, 2017 • 51 min
Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. The world’s largest food company describes the lack of water as a looming catastrophe that is expected to play out in the coming decades. In this…
America’s digital dumping ground
Jan 7, 2017 • 51 min
You got that new computer or phone you wanted for the holidays – but what happens to your old gadgets? They might not end up where you expect. Next time on Reveal, environmentalists follow the global trail of America’s electronic castoffs. Help us hold…
The year in Reveal
Dec 31, 2016 • 51 min
This year on Reveal, we’ve dug into issues that affect people’s lives across the country. We told stories about worker abuse, toxic schools, women’s sports and private prisons. So we decided to round out this season with something different: This hour, we…
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks (rebroadcast)
Dec 24, 2016 • 51 min
Our holiday gift to you is a story we first brought you back in May. It touches on corrupt politicians and keeping the public in the dark. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with this year’s election. In fact, this story takes us back more than 40 years.…
Turbulent times, turbulent skies
Dec 17, 2016 • 50 min
On this episode of Reveal, we explore the backstory of Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Plus, just in time for the holidays, we take a look at some real travel nightmares and the airlines that cause them.
Secrets of the Watchtower
Dec 10, 2016 • 51 min
For the past two years, Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has been uncovering how the Jehovah’s Witnesses hide sexual abuse in their congregations – in fact, it’s official policy. The religion’s leaders have been going to extreme lengths to keep the details from…
If you can’t afford a lawyer
Dec 3, 2016 • 50 min
If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes is saying no. His office doesn’t have enough money or time to do a good…
A welfare check
Nov 26, 2016 • 51 min
This week, Reveal’s bringing you an episode we first aired this summer. With Republicans in full control of the Federal government, there’s a good chance Welfare Reform will be an issue they may take on. So in anticipation of that, it is worth taking…
Glare of the spotlight (rebroadcast)
Nov 19, 2016 • 50 min
In this hour of Reveal, we’re going to revisit an Oscar-winning movie about The Boston Globe’s investigative team that exposed the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal: “Spotlight.” We’ll take you behind the scenes of that investigation, look at the legacy…
The secret Trump voter
Nov 12, 2016 • 51 min
How did everyone miss the Donald Trump supporters who were hiding in plain sight? On Reveal, we’ll learn why they kept a low profile – until Election Day that is – and hear what they have to say now that their candidate is headed for the White House.…
A frank conversation with a white nationalist
Nov 10, 2016 • 23 min
This week, Reveal’s been working on a show about – what else – the election. But first you need to hear this: Our host Al Letson spoke with Richard Spencer the day after the election. Like many people, Spencer was both thrilled and surprised that Donald…
Host of problems
Nov 5, 2016 • 51 min
Au pair is a French term meaning “on par with,” a relationship of equals. Every year, thousands of young people travel to the United States as au pairs to provide child care for American “host families” while experiencing a new culture. But life as an au…
And justice for some
Oct 29, 2016 • 51 min
Unless you’ve been caught up in the justice system, most Americans’ understanding of courts comes from what you see on TV. In popular dramas like “Law & Order,” everyone gets a lawyer, the crime is solved in a neat and timely way, and – of course –…
How to (really) steal an election
Oct 22, 2016 • 51 min
With the presidential race in the homestretch, it seems like we hear talk about rigged elections and threats of cyberattacks just about every week. So, how safe are our votes? Is it possible to steal an American election? Reveal looks at the technology…
[Update] Billion-dollar scam
Oct 15, 2016 • 29 min
This week, we’re revisiting California’s workers’ compensation program that covers 15 million workers across the state. Reporter Christina Jewett discovered serious fraud in the system after reviewing thousands of documents. They showed that in the past…
America’s Ring of Fire
Oct 8, 2016 • 51 min
Wildfires are getting bigger, more expensive to fight and closer than ever to where people live. The consequences can be deadly. The next episode of Reveal examines how wildfires got so dangerous – and how some areas are fighting back.
Voting rights – and wrongs
Oct 1, 2016 • 50 min
This presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court gutted historic voter rights protections. Reveal examines the impact of state laws that rushed in to fill the void. Are they fighting fraud or changing election outcomes?